Elks to Start Kids Who Hunt and Fish Don't Steal and Deal in St. Landry Parish

Jan 25, 2010, 14:59 ET from Elks National Foundation

CHICAGO, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With some help from the Elks National Foundation, the charitable arm of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Opelousas Elks will take 10 youth at a time on 15 hunting and 15 fishing trips. This will provide up to 300 youth with access to healthy outdoor activities with positive male role models.

Kids Who Hunt and Fish Don't Steal and Deal in St. Landry Parish will be funded by an Impact Grant awarded to the Opelousas Elks by the Elks National Foundation. Impact Grants are the newest addition to the Elks National Foundation's Community Investments Program. They are competitive grants designed to help Elks make a difference in their community. This year, Opelousas Elks Lodge No. 1048 is one of 49 recipients nationwide to receive an Impact Grant. The grants range from $2,500 to $10,000.

For more information about Impact Grants and to see a complete list of this year's Impact Grant recipients, visit the Elks National Foundation website at www.elks.org/enf/community or contact the Programs Department at ENFPrograms@elks.org or 773/755-4954.

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SOURCE Elks National Foundation